What type of laser to use

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03 Oct 2023 16:13 - 03 Oct 2023 16:17 #282171 by mariusl
Hi
I want to add a laser to my machine to enable me to line up at odd locations. I have been searching to find something suitable but have not found anything.
What does the plasma Gurus use?

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Marius


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03 Oct 2023 17:31 #282179 by tommylight
The cheapest laser pointer with cross.
That is the only thing i can find here, and last two came with a single line and a fuzzy mess! :)

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03 Oct 2023 17:52 #282182 by mariusl
Replied by mariusl on topic What type of laser to use
I found some line lasers from a Hobby Shop over here. Small 12mm tube like modules. I am going to put them in a 3D printed housing of sorts and see how it works.

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03 Oct 2023 21:01 #282205 by tommylight
Pretty sure i have the same ones, they do come with "cross" lens, see if they have those, much easier to deal with one.
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I threw a dead one (full of water) a while back, now i regret that as i could have used one with funny lenses.
Advice to self, if you ever throw them, keep the lens! :)

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03 Oct 2023 21:37 #282214 by rodw
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I used something like this www.aliexpress.com/item/1005005497606307.html

As I had 24V on the gantry, I used a small 24v to 5v converter to power it
www.ebay.com.au/itm/125306534110
 

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16 Oct 2023 17:08 - 16 Oct 2023 17:10 #283133 by Deveraux
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Hi,
I did not use a cross laser but two Line Lasers, which cost me 4 Euro a Piece from amazon. Mounted them via a 3d Printed part to form a cross which is always perfectly centered no matter which hight the z axis is i found it easier than to align a cross laser module since it is height independent no matter the position of the z axis or material thickness .

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19 Oct 2023 21:39 #283323 by bkt
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As I had 24V on the gantry, I used a small 24v to 5v converter to power it
www.ebay.com.au/itm/125306534110

 

these is an good coverter .... use many time.
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